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Obama Terrorism

Jennifer Bendery

Calm Settles On Washington As U.S. Bombs Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Monday night marked the beginning of another U.S. war in the Middle East -- one with no specified time frame, no estimated price tag, li...

Why America Needs Good Spies Like the CIA's Robert Ames

Graham E. Fuller | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Graham E. Fuller

Empathy for foreigners is not some warm and cuddly virtue; it lies at the heart of a realistic and granular understanding of foreign nations, peoples and what drives them. The U.S., highly nationalistic at home, is singularly disinclined to understand or care about nationalistic impulses in other countries. This may be an operational hazard of great power, the belief that it is only what we do that really matters in the end. We have helped create the conditions for our dangerous isolation; that in turn has led to wishful thinking and eventually to existence in our own American fantasyland and self-referential press about how we can control things.

Lieberman Issues Harsh Criticism Of Obama

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic-leaning former senator says President Barack Obama has no coherent anti-terrorism strategy in embattled Syria, Iraq a...

GOP Rep Blasts Obama's Terrorism Policy: 'Schizophrenic'

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Tuesday and blasted President Barack Obama's terrorism policy. "They have taken out a...

10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans

Medea Benjamin | Posted 10.06.2013 | World
Medea Benjamin

If the U.S. wants help and sympathy in rooting out would-be attackers, it has to show the world it will stop using extrajudicial assassinations and start adhering to international law.

Anti-War Bomber Says Obama Should Be Tried For War Crimes

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

Bill Ayers, former University of Illinois professor and co-founder of the violent anti-war group Weather Underground, said Tuesday that President Bara...

Outreach Key To Vital Obama Plan

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Within hours of the Boston Marathon blasts, government officials and Boston Muslims called each other to offer assistance, calls that we...

Matt Sledge

Obama Tries To Have It Both Ways On 'Perpetual War' Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

Echoing the words of critics like Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), President Barack Obama promised Thursday to revise and ultimately repeal a 2001 military for...

Government Hands Terrorism Statistics Job To Academic Group

AP | MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government has given the job of compiling statistics used by the State Department to analyze trends in global terrorism to a...

No More Enemy Combatants in the US: Obama Renews our Commitment to the Rule of Law

Kate Martin | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Kate Martin

It seems that the current administration led by President Obama has learned important lessons about not over-reacting, about defeating terrorism through resilience and respect for civil liberties like the right to a trial.

Obama Comments On 'Heinous And Cowardly Act'

Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivered a statement on the Boston Marathon bombing Tuesday, saying the FBI is investigating the event "as an act of terrorism...

Renditions Continue Despite Widespread Condemnation

The Washington Post | Craig Whitlock | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics

The three European men with Somali roots were arrested on a murky pretext in August as they passed through the small African country of Djibouti. But ...

Joshua Hersh

U.S. Walks Thorny Path With Syrian Terrorist Designation

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's decision to designate a major fighting faction within the Syrian opposition as a terrorist group came at a ba...

Obama Discusses Terrorism In 2004

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

During a November 2004 reading and Q&A session to promote his memoir, "Dreams From My Father," President Obama, then a senator-elect, detailed his vie...

Details Emerge On Obama Administration's Counterterrorism Blueprint

Washington Post | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Over the past two years, the Obama administration has been secretly developing a new blueprint for pursuing terrorists, a next-generation targeting li...

Obama Allegedly Considered As Target For Terror Attack

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis was a terrible student in his native Bangladesh, and his middle-class parents say he persuaded th...

Obama's Lethal Presidency

www.esquire.com | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics

Sure, we as a nation have always killed people. A lot of people. But no president has ever waged war by killing enemies one by one, targeting them ind...

Obama Uses 'Kill List' To Target Terrorists

New York Times | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and bri...

Mike Sacks

Bin Laden Raid: 'Obama Made The Decision'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan appeared on three separate Sunday morning programs to discuss the administration's eff...

White House Holding Summit On Crucial Issue

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — State and local law enforcement officials convened at the White House on Wednesday for a daylong discussion about how police can ma...

Congress Presses Ahead With Massive Bill Despite Obama Veto Threat

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress is pressing ahead with a massive $662 billion defense bill that requires military custody for terrorism suspects linked to...

Freshman GOP Senator Challenges Obama On Controversial Policy

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The face of Republican opposition to President Barack Obama's policy for handling suspected terrorists is a 43-year-old former pros...

Joshua Hersh

SLIDESHOW: Soft On Terror? A Look Back On GOP Attacks On Obama's Terrorism Policy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

A couple days after President Obama announced that he had ordered the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who had become a leading propaga...

Dick And Liz Cheney: Obama Owes Bush Administration An Apology

Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, along with his daughter Liz, praised President Barack Obama Sunday for the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki...

Andrea Stone

Does Killing Of U.S.-Born Cleric Anwar Al-Awlaki Make America Safer?

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The killing of American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen has brought cheers from lawmakers and terrorism experts, but it remains an ...